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Leaked bios turns your 7970 into a GHz Edition

#160secondAssasinPosted 7/10/2012 8:45:44 AM
http://icrontic.com/article/leaked-bios-easily-turns-radeon-hd-7970-into-ghz-edition

Recently AMD announced that they reclaimed the speed crown for the world’s fastest single-GPU graphics card with the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The announcement bred a certain suspicion, which we have today confirmed: a leaked BIOS file will change your standard, “old” AMD Radeon HD 7970 almost completely into a Gigahertz Edition GPU.

We say “almost completely” because there are indeed certain hardware differences between the original and Gigahertz editions. The newer cards have improved sensors for more accurate PowerTune adjustments—but that’s the only physical difference. In all other respects, the upgrade should provide the Gigahertz Edition benefits to the older standard 7970 GPU:

- A higher GPU clockspeed of 1000MHz, up from the 7970′s 925MHz.
- A higher memory clockspeed of 1500MHz, up from the 7970′s 1375MHz.
- And PowerTune’s new “Boost” feature, which allows the graphics to dynamically overclock itself up to 1050MHz if the GPU has thermal headroom.

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#2DeathScythe_527Posted 7/10/2012 8:48:00 AM
Does an extra 50mhz even do anything?
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#3spendog8Posted 7/10/2012 8:48:07 AM
shame i dont have the sort of cash for a 7970. i maybe could if i stopped eating for a week or two. *sighs*
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#460secondAssasin(Topic Creator)Posted 7/10/2012 8:52:06 AM
DeathScythe_527 posted...
Does an extra 50mhz even do anything?


how much can 50mhz even do? it's like a 5% bump in speed.
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#5DarkZV2BetaPosted 7/10/2012 9:03:48 AM
The real question is... Why not just overclock the 7970 instead?
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